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Watch The Dears’ Beautifully Animated “Here’s to Death of All the Romance” Video

Times Infinity Volume One Out Now via Dangerbird

Oct 22, 2015 The Dears Bookmark and Share

The Dears released their new album, Times Infinity Volume One, late last month via Dangerbird. Now they have shared a lyric video for “Here’s to the Death of All the Romance” (the audio for which we had the pleasure of premiering). But it’s more than just lyrics against a boring backdrop, it’s really a full on video that incorporates the song’s lyrics. Sinbad Richardson directed and animated the video and he also helmed the lyric video for The Dears’ “I Used to Pray For the Heavens to Fall.” This one features a romance between a praying mantis and a snail and you can watch it below via Brooklyn Vegan, who premiered it.

The Dears’ keyboardist/singer Natalia Yanchak talked to Brooklyn Vegan about the video: “Illustrator and animator Sinbad’s style brings a classic Montreal vibe to this video in that it’s bright and irreverent, inviting while almost abstract. His animated mixtape is pretty cool too. This is likely the most abstract music video The Dears have ever made, second only to the never released, avant-garde ‘S&M boxer’ video for ‘Heathrow or Deathrow.’ With ‘Here’s to the Death of All the Romance’ the band is depicted as a group of loafing, off-duty CIA agents who can’t help but sit around Saint-Louis Square while a praying mantis courts her snail lover. It’s so very Montreal. Like ‘Men In Black’ meets ‘Bee Movie.’”

Also below are the band’s upcoming tour dates. And read our recent review of Time Infinity Volume One.

The Dears Tour Dates:

October 28th - Rough Trade - Brooklyn, NY
November 5th - La Taverne Saint - Casimir, QC, Canada
November 6th - Le Sous-bois - Chicoutimi, QC
November 7th - La Petite Boîte Noire - Sherbrooke, QC
November 19th - L’Anti - Québec, QC
November 20th - Théâtre Fairmount - Montreal, QC
November 21st - The Grad Club - Kingston, ON
November 26th - Starlight Social Club - Waterloo, ON
November 27th - Lee’s Palace - Toronto, ON
November 28th - The Casbah - Hamilton, ON
May 27th - National Arts Centre (NAC) - Ottawa, ON


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